Thursday, October 31, 2013

School Community

Today we took a walk around our school community. We peeked inside the first and second grade classrooms while we walked. We went inside the library/computer lab. While we were there we listened to a couple stories and pretended to work on the computers. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekly Curriculum

This week we are starting a new theme called "Our Community."

Bible Story- The Twelve Spies
Math- Maps, Positional Words, and Long and Short Routes
Literacy- Letter F, and Finishing Sentences
Handwriting-Straight Lines, Black, and Intersecting Lines
Social Studies-Community Workers, Neighbors
Science-Fire Safety
Art- Creating a Community Map

This week we are also doing assessments for the upcoming parent teacher conferences.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Using Our Senses

The children explored with their senses during a science activity this week. They smelled bananas and coffee beans. They were able to touch sticky contact paper, soft flour, and  jiggly jello. There were also some mystery bags they could shake. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Spanish Class

Today during Spanish time we sang "Entre mas nos reunimos,"  "Manzanas y bananas," and "Cabeza y hombros." ("The More We Get Together," "Apples and Bananas," and "Head and Shoulders")

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Weekly Curriculum

Bible Story-God Leads His People Through the Red Sea
Math- Sorting by different classifications (color, size, shape)
Literacy-Books, Author, Illustrator, Creating a book
Handwriting- Straight Lines, 1, Gray
Social Studies-Families are Unique and Family Traditions
Science-Exploring Objects with Senses
Art-Pumpkins and Spiders

Pumpkin Patch

Here are some pictures from our field trip to Underwood Family Farms. 
 First we took a tractor ride around the farm. 
 We even went through a couple of tunnels. 

 It was very sunny, but we stopped quick to take a class picture. 
All of the children enjoyed looking through the pumpkin patches to find the best pumpkin to take home.  

We ended the trip with some playtime at the playground. 
We had a great time! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Our Class Pumpkin!

Yesterday we a great time at Underwood Family Farm (look for pictures soon)! While we were there we got a big pumpkin for our class to share. First, the students all made predictions as to what was inside of the pumpkin. Some guesses included: seeds, pumpkin slime, spaghetti noodles, flowers, pumpkin spice, and butter. After opening the pumpkin, everyone (who wanted to) got to put their hand inside and pull out some seeds. See you all at Fall Festival tomorrow! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Solid, Liquid, and Gas

Today we learned a little bit about the differences between solids, liquids, and gases. We talked about how water is a liquid and it can become a solid or a gas. The children explored with water at the sensory table. They used cups and containers to measure and pour water. During art we painted with colored ice cubes. We discovered that when the ice melted it left color on our paper. We felt a gas by holding a hand in front of our mouth and exhaling on it.